"Green" Paint

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Fact Sheet

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"Green" paint refers to paint that contains less dangerous chemicals and heavy metals while still providing very high performance. Conventional paint contains a multitude of harmful chemicals that off-gas into the air, negatively affecting the health of people and the planet.

As a green homeowner, you can easily avoid generating pollution and unsafe living spaces and still have beautiful walls of any color by using low-VOC, zero-VOC, recycled, or natural paints.

Download this fact sheet to compare "green" paint to conventional paint in the categories of:

  • VOCs
  • Formaldehyde, funigicide, biocide
  • Natural or petrochemical based
  • Odor
  • Cost
  • LEED certification

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